Honors Projects


For the Record: Bill Schurk is a half hour long documentary about the life and work of William Schurk, also known as Bill. Bill has helped to create the country’s largest music collection and helped advance the study of popular culture within the academic community. The documentary will be told from a first person perspective by Bill with supplemental content coming from interviews with family, friends, and colleagues of Bill through the years. Bill Schurk founded the Bowling Green State University Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives and worked as the head archivist for 50 years before his retirement in December 2016. This documentary will highlight his achievements and what pushed him to want to become a librarian and how his passion is still alive for collecting even after all these years. His personality of being quirky and upbeat will be portrayed all throughout this documentary with the addition of music that is fitting of the time and some of his favorites that have had an influence on him.



First Advisor

Jose A. Cardenas

First Advisor Department


Second Advisor

Susannah Cleveland

Publication Date

Fall 12-11-2017